Twenty-one year old Son and his 16 year old Brother live with Mother. Son is quadriplegic, nonverbal, and wheelchair-bound by cerebral palsy.
Son is dependent on Mother’s care. Son attends a high school program for people with special needs.
Mother has a Boyfriend in Maryland. Mother wanted to visit Boyfriend.
So Mother took Son to the woods near their home, removed him from his wheelchair and placed him on the ground … and left him there with nothing but a bible and his wheelchair in the vicinity.
After several days, a neighbor noticed the wheelchair and called the police, which led to Son’s rescue. Son was suffering from dehydration and malnutrition.
An arrest warrant issued and, upon her return from Maryland, Mother is expected to be charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping, neglect of a care-dependent person.
Son is still in the hospital and Brother is in the care of extended family.
Read more in
- this Yahoo News article by way of AP: Mom accused of leaving quadriplegic son outside hospitalized and
- this Yahoo News article by way of Reuters: Woman left quadriplegic son in woods in Philadelphia, police say .